Tinted Chinese spectacles

Catalogue Number: 677
Tinted Chinese spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: China
Description Of Item: Large rimless round eye Chinese spectacles. Decorated heavy square bridge. Sides hinged in middle and terminated in tortoise-shell disc. Flat, plano tinted lenses. Metal: silver colour, perhaps 'Paktong' (alloy of copper, zinc, nickel & iron). W: 12.7 cm x W: 5.0 cm
How Acquired: Donated by Ron Wrigley, Melbourne optometrist second half of 20th C
Condition: Good but half R side missing
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 11

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